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Matthew Jacob Bailey
Varnum LLP, Grand Rapids
Matthew Jacob Bailey's practice focuses primarily on family law, especially all matters pertaining to divorce, including custody, visitation, property settlement, and alimony. Mr. Bailey also practices in the Michigan Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Ingham County Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Society....View Full Bio

Jade J. Edwards
Michigan Supreme Court, Lansing
Jade J. Edwards focuses almost exclusively on family law. She specializes in child custody, divorce, and child welfare law, regularly representing mothers accused of some form of child neglect. She has also worked as a mediator in divorce and child custody matters, as well as a Guardian ad Litem in child welfare, divorce, and custody cases. Prior to entering private...View Full Bio

Christopher J. Harrington
Oakland County Friend of the Court, Pontiac
Christopher J. Harrington began working as a family division referee for the court in June 2017. He previously worked in private practice for 11 years at Harrington Law PLC in Novi. As a private practitioner, Mr. Harrington dedicated his practice to a full range of family law matters, including divorce, custody, adoption, paternity, support, and separate maintenance cases. He also...View Full Bio

Blair Monroe Johnson
Peter J Johnson Law Office PLLC, Saint Joseph
Blair Monroe Johnson is a mediator and collaborative attorney working as an associate attorney in his firm where he has been employed prior to, during, and following law school. He began his practice as a nonattorney representative handling Social Security disability claims. He has been a collaborative divorce attorney and family law mediator since 2016, in addition to practicing in...View Full Bio

Peter M. Kulas-Dominguez
Kent County Friend of the Court, Grand Rapids
Peter Kulas-Dominguez is an attorney-referee for the 17th Circuit Court Family Division. Before accepting this position, Mr. Kulas-Dominguez practiced family law litigation with an emphasis on divorce and nonmarital domestic relationships. He counseled individuals through LGBT family issues, domestic relations mediation and collaborative law, spousal support, child custody and support, complex business valuations, and pre- and postnuptial agreements. In addition,...View Full Bio

Keri Middleditch
Middleditch Law Firm PLLC, Birmingham
Keri Middleditch has more than 10 years of experience handling issues of divorce, custody, parenting time, paternity, child support, property settlement, juvenile guardianships, adoptions, termination of parental rights, same-sex parenting time agreements, personal protection orders, and grandparents' rights. She also serves as a Guardian ad Litem to minor children, often in the middle of their parents' custody battle. Prior to...View Full Bio

Lisa J. Schmidt
Speaker Law Firm, Lansing
Lisa J. Schmidt is a family law and appeals attorney. She is of counsel for the Speaker Law Firm in Lansing, Michigan, and maintains her own firm, Your Law Geek, where she provides legal research, writing, appellate briefing, and blogging support for other Michigan law firms. She is a member of the Family Law, LGBTQA, and Solo & Small Firm...View Full Bio

Todd S. Selin
Mallory Lapka Scott & Selin PLLC, Lansing
Todd S. Selin, a partner with the firm, has focused his practice on domestic relations law for the past 20 years. He was an elected member of the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Council from 2000 to 2009, and served as chair of the Ingham County Bar Association Family Law Section from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Selin has lectured...View Full Bio

Katherine M. Sharkey
Kitchen Sharkey PLLC, Ann Arbor
Katherine M. Sharkey practiced law in Chicago from 2006-2010 at Cabrini Green Legal Aid as a family law staff attorney, where she represented hundreds of low-income clients in divorce, child custody, guardianship, and parenting time cases. She moved back to her home state of Michigan and worked at Legal Services of South Central Michigan-Family Law Project from 2011-2013, representing survivors...View Full Bio

Jacob N. Simon
The Law Office of Susan E. Cohen, Bloomfield Hills
Jacob N. Simon focuses his practice on family law, including divorce, custody, support, property division, and the related financial analyses. Before entering private practice, Mr. Simon clerked for Hon. Daniel V. Zemaitis of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan, Family Division. Mr. Simon has completed civil and domestic relations mediation training. Mr. Simon is an adjunct professor at...View Full Bio

Lindsey A. DiCesare
ICLE Advisory Board Liaison
Lindsey A. DiCesare works with ICLE contributors to update and edit ICLE publications and online resources in the areas of family law and probate and estate planning. Before joining ICLE in September 2021, Ms. DiCesare practiced education law and juvenile law as an attorney and guardian ad litem with the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio. Ms. DiCesare is a...View Full Bio
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